Opinion: China’s commitment to the rule of law is slipping away under Xi Jinping’s repressive tactics toward lawyers
"Those who believed that economic modernization might bring China closer to rule of law had reason to hope — but those expectations look increasingly misplaced under Mr. Xi," writes the editorial board. "He is charting an intolerant and illiberal course, forcing the news media to become ever more obedient to the party, straitjacketing independent nongovernmental organizations and preferring rule by the few over rule of law."
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May 26, 2017